By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Chief reports two crimes


Last updated 2/28/2023 at 9:15am

RITZVILLE — Police Chief Dave McCormick reported two unusual crimes during the Feb. 21 City Council meeting.

“Shortly after 10 o’clock on the morning of Feb. 14, Sgt. Cameron checked the storage units behind the Boxwood café,” he said. “The locking mechanism on one of the units had been cut with either a grinder or a bolt cutter.”

Although the unit with the severed lock was vacant, 19 units were burglarized through that one entrance.

“Burglars took a shovel and hoe from one of the units and broke through most of the inner sheetrock walls,” he said.

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